It’s been an interesting week. That’s for sure. I really would like to hear your take on some of these issues so be sure to drop a few comments and let me (us) know what’s on your mind.
1) There are married couples who make it no secret that they don’t mind being in an open marriage (Sting and his wife immediately come to mind). After watching Jada Pinkett-Smith in an interview state this regarding open marriages, I’d like to hear your thoughts: “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay,’” she told HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill. “Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I’m here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that’s not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.” The Word tells us that spiritual things must be spiritually discerned and marriage is a spiritual matter. (I Corinthians 2:13-16) It also tells us that because of sexual immorality a man should have one wife and a woman should have one husband. (I Corinthians 7:2) Is it just me or does it seem like “biblical marriage lines” are becoming more and more blurred? And as believers, why does it seem like we’re not taking a stronger stand on it. Lukewarm has never been “God’s temperature” after all. (Revelation 3:16)
2) Also, I peeped something that, as a former teen mom director for a non-profit, I was not personally jumping up and down about. Now that it is not a requirement to be over 17 with a prescription in order to get the Plan B pill, something tells me that we’re going to have a bigger mess on our hands in the years to come. I also peeped that France now reimburses abortion costs. Amazing how so much energy is put into the “aftermath” of sexual activity rather than supporting the biblical “Plan A”: Abstinence until marriage (I Corinthians 6:16-20-Message).
3) Here’s something that I’ll be waiting to see how it all pans out. I’ve been keeping abreast of the horrific gang rapes that have been going on in India (shoot and in America for that matter). Well, in response to that some engineering students in India have invited what is known as “anti-rape lingerie”: “The undergarments contain pressure sensors and an “electric-shock circuit board,” which can send up to 82 electric shocks when it detects force. The circuit is placed near the bosom because women are usually attacked there first, according to the students. The undergarment can also alert police or the girl’s parents using a GPS system.” Personally, I find that to be pretty ingenious. Except…how do you discern force from wanted sexual behavior?
4) I also saw that a guy with the largest stash of children’s porn in Florida’s history was recently busted. I also saw a video about a man who actually pawned off his wedding ring for $20 in order to be with a prostitute. The first thing that came to my mind in both instance is “Are we really doing enough to address that sex and porn addiction is real?” No one with a healthy mindset is going to have a million children’s porn videos in their home nor would they put their marriage in jeopardy to be with a prostitute. It’s not just about wanting to “get off”. We’ve got to look deeper than that.
5) And finally, this is the time of year when seniors in high school are going to prom and filing out college applications. Well, please let your kids know that there is a rising “trend” of websites that encourage students to share their sexual experiences online. Honestly, I don’t see how that’s not going to prove itself to be any less damaging than the “revenge porn” that is getting so much press lately because looking at pics or reading about private sexual matters are both forms of exploitation. Please tell your kids, the internet is written in a pencil not a pen.